A 4-year-old Autistic boy was brought in by his mother after he looked sickly. Doctors quickly realized that the boy was so malnourished that they feared he would not survive. They also found him covered in bruises, and thats when they knew they had to call in police.
After a police investigation uncovered that mother Megan Schug and her boyfriend Issac ‘Mike’ Miller had been abusing the boy at home, refusing to feed him. They also beat him regularly, and left him locked in a closet. The boy had swollen toes and missing clumps of hair.
He is now being taken care of by relatives.
The Daily Mail reports:
He survived his injuries and his now being cared for by relatives.
Prosecutors say Schug and Miller tormented Maloyd by making him fight with his half-siblings who tore clumps out of his hair.
They say Miller, who is the father to two of Schug’s four children, singled him out.
On Tuesday, the boy’s mother wept in court as prosecutors described the condition her son was in when he was rescued.
She took him to hospital because he was having trouble staying awake and was not eating, they said.
Once doctors examined him, they say the abuse was clear and he was taken out of their care.
‘He was very thin to the point he was very sickly. He had abrasions and cuts and rashes all over his body.
‘His toes were blackened and swollen and his hands also were swollen,’ Michael Zaleski, a Child Protection Services case worker who was called to the hospital, told the trial which was attended by The Detroit Free Press.
When Zaleski visited the home that night, he found there was no furniture except from a small couch, TV and TV stand and human waste littered the floors.
Once in custody, Maloyd’s mother allegedly admitted locking him in a closet, sometimes overnight, for punishment.